Miss Moneypenny

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On this episode of The James Bond A-Z Podcast hosts Tom Butler, Brendan Duffy, and Tom Wheatley take a closer look at Miss Moneypenny, the secretary to Bond’s boss M, who has appeared in 23 of the 25 Bond films, and both non-canon Bond films.

Did you know that during Lois Maxwell’s 14 films as Moneypenny she only appeared for a total of 20 minutes, and spoke fewer than 200 words?

We explore the origins of Ian Fleming's character and the people who are said to have inspired her. We take a look at all the screen incarnations as played by Lois Maxwell, Barbara Bouchet, Pamela Salem, Caroline Bliss, Samantha Bond, and Naomie Harris.

We also discuss which incarnation is our favourite, the spin-off book The Moneypenny Diaries, and whether the character still has a place in the Bond series 60 years on.

James Bond will return... in next week's James Bond's A-Z Podcast.

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